Re: [Linux-cachefs] Re: [PATCH 0/12] FS-Cache: Generic filesystem caching facility

From: Troy Benjegerdes
Date: Fri Nov 18 2005 - 17:07:33 EST

On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 06:17:33PM -0500, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-11-14 at 15:03 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > I think we need an NFS implementation and some numbers which make it
> > interesting. Or at least, some AFS numbers, some explanation as to why
> > they can be extrapolated to NFS and some degree of interest from the NFS
> > guys. Ditto CIFS.
> There is a lot of interest from the HPC community for this sort of thing
> on NFS. Basically, it will help server scalability for projects that
> have large numbers of read-only files accessed by large numbers of
> clients.

I'm currently running a root filesystem for a cluster using the OpenAFS
client for precisely this reason.

And in regards to (other) comments about code size, if you think this is big,
take a look at the OpenAFS kernel module.
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